USGS Scientists Seeking Finchite by the Sulfur Springs Draw in Texas

Image shows a dry creek bed with two men standing on the banks

Detailed Description

Between Lamesa and Big Spring, Texas, runs the Sulfur Spring Draw, a dry creek. It's the site of an economic calcrete-type uranium deposit, the Sulfur Springs Draw Deposit, where a new mineral was discovered in 2015. The mineral, first observed by USGS scientist Bradley Van Gosen, is a uranium-mineral named finchite after long-time USGS uranium geologist Warren Finch. Read more about our uranium research here


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Location Taken: Lamesa, TX, US